Master of Arts

General

Program Description

Master of Arts (M.A.)

The Master of Arts is the basic master’s level program to provide education and training for individuals to serve in a variety of ministry leadership roles.

A Call to Ministry is a Call to Prepare.

For those called to ministry in today’s challenging and changing world, Southern Seminary offers the best preparation possible.

Master of Arts Degrees

  • Apologetics §
  • Biblical Counseling †
  • Christian Education*
  • Church Ministries*
  • Discipleship and Family Ministry*
  • Islamic Studies
  • Leadership*
  • Missiology*
  • Theological Studies (Billy Graham School) — Intercultural Leadership ‡
  • Theological Studies (Billy Graham School) — Lay Leadership ‡
  • Theological Studies (School of Theology) — Lay Leadership ‡
  • Worship Leadership*

* 50% of the degree must be earned on-campus in Louisville.

† Majority of the degree may be earned online.

‡ 100% of the degree may be earned online.

§ 100% of the degree may be earned online pending course development.

The Admissions Process

Applying to Southern is an easy three-step process.

  1. Start Your Application.
  2. Submit Your Pastoral Recommendation.
  3. Submit Your Transcripts.

You can start your application at any time.

Once all of your application materials are submitted, you can expect an admissions decision in 3-5 business days.

Last updated Sep 2019

About the School

Trust. It’s something that’s earned. It doesn’t come quickly. It’s the result of being time tested. When the trustworthiness of God’s Word was being challenged, we stood for truth. We place our trust ... Read More

Trust. It’s something that’s earned. It doesn’t come quickly. It’s the result of being time tested. When the trustworthiness of God’s Word was being challenged, we stood for truth. We place our trust in the truth that endures. We are The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and we are Trusted for Truth. Southern Seminary is a private not-for-profit institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. Read less